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Ray Ellington ...
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Harry Secombe ...
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10 May 1972 (UK)  »

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The Last Goon Show  »

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This show was recorded at The Camden Theatre, in North London, the same location as hosted many of the original BBC radio Goon Shows in the 1950s. The building is still there today, as is the pub opposite to where the cast would slip out during the musical breaks for "a spot of the old brandy". See more »

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Little Jim: He's fallen in the water!
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After the closing titles, Spike Milligan shouts "Now get out!" at the audience. See more »

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Featured in The All New Alexei Sayle Show: Episode #1.2 (1994) See more »

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Hilarious Goon reunion
2 October 2002 | by (Minffordd, North Wales) – See all my reviews

"The Goon Show" was a long-running BBC Radio comedy programme, but the individual Goons had long since gone their separate ways by the 1970s. In 1972, for the 50th anniversary of the BBC, someone decided to reunite the Goons for one more radio transmission ... and, even more brilliantly, it was decided to have tv cameras present so that this once-in-a-lifetime radio broadcast could also be aired as a television special.

On 5 October 1972, Archgoons Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe were reunited for this historic broadcast, playing many of their beloved Goon characters one last time. All of the Goon shows had featured a live studio audience; this time round, the gallery was packed with hand-picked Goon fans. Among the members of the studio audience were Prince Philip and Princess Anne. (Prince Charles was otherwise engaged that night, but a congratulatory telegram from the Prince of Wales was read out at the beginning of the show.)

In strict accuracy, "The Last Goon Show of All" was not actually the LAST Goon show of all. On 31 December '72, Milligan, Sellers and Secombe reunited one last time to host "Festival of Entertainment", a one-off special on BBC1.

Alas, all three of the Archgoons are gone now, as are the subsidiary Goons such as Michael Bentine and Kenneth Connor. But the Goon Show will Go On (and Goon) forever. Needle nardle noo!


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